VIDEO: Ministry of Gender Introduces Mandatory Fitness Drills

Ministry of Gender Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana [in suit] races with Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura at a recent function

Ministry f gender labor and social development has rolled out an initiative in which all its staff members have to take part in rigorous physical exercises, troche this as a way of keeping them healthy.

The drills were introduced by the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana to accentuate the Ministry’s commitment to promoting good health practices.

The exercises involve a six kilometer run, followed by a 30-minute aerobics session. The staffers on very Friday evening also have to participate in 30 minutes of cultural dance “to promote one of our mandate of culture development”

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“We have to practice what we preach,” said the PS Bigirimana. “This will empower our staff to live healthy lives and avoid some diseases caused by lack of physical fitness.”

He added, “This practice also promotes teamwork by breaking barriers between different levels of staff and will certainly improve on performance.”

Following the death of the former UPDF Chief of Defense Forces Gen Aronda Nyakairima in September this year, President Yoweri Museveni called for promotion of physical exercises in government institutions.

The president said during national prayers for the fallen General who succumbed to heart disease that he was annoyed his condition had not been detected.

He then directed that more attention should be paid to exercising and medical checkups for officers.

“It is our duty as leaders to care for our lives, so that we give as much contribution to the world; when time for going to heaven comes, we shall also go there.” he said.



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